Since its launch a few years ago, Merrell Moab 2 has reached the top of the Olympus hiking boot — along with countless other actual mountains. In the past, we called it one of the best value on the market and named it one of the Best boot around, period. It’s easy to see why. (“Moab”, after all, is an acronym for Mother of All Boots.) Strategically placed panels will keep your feet cool, its Gore-Tex exterior will keep them. stay dry and the firm Vibram sole will help you tackle any terrain with ease. It’s no shame that the adorable, textured design looks just as good with zip-offs and jackets as it does with baggy jeans and statement sweaters.
But all good things must come to an end — or, at least in menswear, to be usurped by a higher-end model. With the recent introduction of the Moab 3, the brand is now officially shipping the 2 to greener pastures, slowly phasing out production of the beloved trail titanium in favor of a newer look. What exactly does that mean? Aesthetically, not much (a good thing). Functionally, it means better arch support, a softer midsole, and an even nicer Vibram outsole (also good things). The latest Moab is also more earth-friendly than its predecessor; It is partly made of recycled materials. In other words, total victory!
Sadly, this seems to spell the end of Moab 2. But before you head into your Arc’teryx, there’s a silver lining: ultra-durable hiking boots that are currently on sale in several tiers. Lowest price we’ve ever seen. We’re not sure how long the second generation will last (taking into account transactions), but our advice is to act fast. Whether you’re a hardy Moab 2 stan or a budding scorpion expert, now could be your last chance to own a pair of one of these great trail-ready shoes. Best ever, despite the price drop. Visit Merrell’s website and you can buy a pair for 30% off, or head to Amazon for an even bigger discount. Adventure — and big savings — is there!